Running

Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

Date:  26 April 2015

Distance:  26.2 miles

Entry is now open for Virgin Money London Marathon 2015!

Blonde lady running and smiling at the cameraWhy wait for the ballot? Join our team now!

If you want more information before signing up, register your interest using our online form or call Klara on 020 3242 0264.

What's the difference between being alive and really living...?

That's the difference you can make by signing up today. We provide the highest quality of care to all the people we support, and the money that you raise will go towards the extras. Like equipment that helps someone speak to their children for the first time. Or a trip in a specially adapted minibus so they can visit a friend or go to the pub.

‘I ran for Leonard Cheshire Disability in the London Marathon. Amazing day — one I'll never forget. Such a brilliant charity.’ — Gary, 2013 runner

  • What's involved?

    Whether you have a ballot place or one of our charity places, we'll give you five star support to make your 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon the experience of a lifetime. Here's what you'll be getting:

    • A hero's welcome! You'll get a welcome pack with free team running vest and advice on training and fundraising
    • Team training day in the lead up to the event
    • Fundraising support, with a dedicated events team member on hand at all times

    On race day you'll have:

    • Two noisy cheering points along the London Marathon route which your friends and family can join
    • Amazing post-race reception where you can get a free sports massage, food and drink, goody bag and a very big round of applause!

    Plus, as a thank you, we'll give you back your registration fee if you hit your £1,800 minimum fundraising target before the deadline! 

  • Where does my money go?

    8 out of 10 disabled people were not born with their disability.

    Many have become disabled after an accident, or from a stroke, cancer or developing conditions like multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease. These life-changing circumstances can stop people in their tracks. Your marathon fundraising will make sure that they can live a full life again, and achieve their dreams.

    Watch our video to get to know some of the people Leonard Cheshire Disability has supported to rebuild their lives.

    • £200 could pay to train two teachers in the developing world the skills they need to teach disabled children and non-disabled children together.
    • £800 can buy a touch screen monitor enabling people with limited movement in their hands to use computer equipment.
    • £2,000 could buy a ‘tilt table’ to provide pain relief and help breathing, digestion, bone density and posture for a disabled person with little or no movement in their limbs.